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Joe Flacco's not alone; more was expected of these quarterbacks this year

Joe Flacco's not alone; more was expected of these quarterbacks this year

I'll preface this by saying that, yeah, lots of NFL quarterbacks are having great, huge statistical seasons.

That's the way the league is now; it's to the point that a team without a 3,000-yard passer is in the minority and, usually, irrelevant come playoff time.

That said, there's a number of quarterbacks this year, guys with proven track records, guys who seemed as sure a thing as any to keep playing at a high level, who are seriously struggling. If nothing else, it's distressing to fantasy football players.

Look no further than the Ravens' Joe Flacco, whose team is 1-5. Flacco's on pace to throw for more than 4,000 yards (that'd be a first in his career) but also...

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